Archive for December, 2013

A day in … Kreuzberg, Berlin

December 3, 2013
A day in … Kreuzberg, Berlin

Join Berlin’s artsy types for brunch, then check out the galleries, parks and nightlife in creative Kreuzberg with insider tips from a local Few neighbourhoods illustrate Berlin’s transformation with such vividness as Kreuzberg. Once enclosed on three sides by the Berlin Wall, this former West Berlin neighbourhood, immediately south of the river Spree, drew immigrants, […]

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Three days in Orange, NSW – travel guide

December 3, 2013

Where to stay, eat and visit on a visit to Orange: a long weekend spent visiting cellar doors, local producers and great restaurants. Find more images on Guardian Australia’s Instagram page Vicky Frost

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Art houses: Marrakech riads and hotels with bags of style

December 3, 2013
Art houses: Marrakech riads and hotels with bags of style

With Berber influences, jazz-age themes, or classic Moroccan elegance, these seven cool riads and hotels are stylish bases for exploring MarrakechFunky medina: Marrakech’s new arts scene Nungwi Village Riad Star Mike and Lucie Wood’s seven-room Riad Star recalls the city’s golden age. Josephine Baker lived here in the early 1940s, at the invitation of the […]

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Marrakech’s new arts scene in the funky old medina

December 3, 2013
Marrakech’s new arts scene in the funky old medina

A new wave of artists is tapping into Marrakech’s rich artisanal heritage, bringing a contemporary vibe to the city’s most historic neighbourhood. Tara Stevens meets some of its leading lightsArt houses: Marrakech’s coolest riads and hotels It’s just another sunny Saturday morning in the cool, green oasis that is Le Jardin (lejardin.ma), a lively riad […]

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Six Days of Ghent races: cycling’s all-night bender

December 3, 2013
Six Days of Ghent races: cycling’s all-night bender

Ghent’s slightly bonkers Six-Days race meeting kicks off next week. But it’s not just about the cycling – many people are here to party. Andy Pietrasik joins them, and also explores this cool but underrated city Arriving at the velodrome in Ghent for the opening night of the Six-Days cycle races in November is like […]

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Top 10 affordable ski chalets and hotels in Europe

December 3, 2013
Top 10 affordable ski chalets and hotels in Europe

Europe’s best ski resorts are not only for the well-heeled. From the sunny Dolomites to Gstaad, and Norway to the Tyrol, here is our pick of the top 10 affordable places to stay on the slopes Edelweiss Ski Chalet, Zell am See, Austria In August, Ingrid and Anthony Beardmore, and their two children, packed up […]

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A foodie autumn break in Abruzzo, Italy

December 3, 2013
A foodie autumn break in Abruzzo, Italy

A late November break in Italy’s Abruzzo brings short days, long lunches, and the all-pervading scent of a food tradition as old as the region’s hills Italians say the best pecorino cheese is made from the milk of sheep that graze in wild places. I had no doubt that this was the case with the […]

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Manchester House: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

December 3, 2013
Manchester House: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

Aiden Byrne’s brilliant cooking is left to fend for itself at the maddeningly overbearing Manchester House 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester (0161 835 2557). Meal for two: £140 I am staring at my plate and trying not to be distracted. This has happened to me before with Aiden Byrne’s cooking. The last time I ate his precise […]

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A day in … Kreuzberg, Berlin

December 3, 2013
A day in … Kreuzberg, Berlin

Join Berlin’s artsy types for brunch, then check out the galleries, parks and nightlife in creative Kreuzberg with insider tips from a local Few neighbourhoods illustrate Berlin’s transformation with such vividness as Kreuzberg. Once enclosed on three sides by the Berlin Wall, this former West Berlin neighbourhood, immediately south of the river Spree, drew immigrants, […]

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The Hardwick, Abergavenny, Wales: hotel review

December 3, 2013
The Hardwick, Abergavenny, Wales: hotel review

With its friendly laid-back feel, this hotel makes a great pitstop on an outdoorsy break in the Brecon Beacons, but its outstanding restaurant lifts it into another league Abergavenny’s Sugar Loaf mountain is – unlike Rio’s – a magnet for grisly weather. I can just about make out its flat summit through clouds as I […]

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